#ITonya – Movie Review

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I, Tonya – Budget of $11 million – 2 hours and 1 minute

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I, Tonya
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At a “soft 4”, Tonya could outskate girls twice her age and had the awards to prove it.  It was those skills and her mother’s dogged tenacity that landed her the top-notch coach Diane.  With constant barbs from her mother, Tonya did everything to prove she was worthy of love and a gold medal.  But as she got older, she learned the cold truth about figure skating.  The judges didn’t want someone who could just skate, they wanted a ‘wholesome’ girl with the right pedigree and money to represent America.  With Tonya’s rock music, blue nails, and homemade clothes, she would never be seen as the girl next door with a good family.  However, Tonya would never let the judges stand in her way.  And when she became the 1st woman to land a triple axel in a U.S. competition, she was guaranteed a spot on the Olympic Team.  But as the pressure mounted, a death threat, retractable baton, and a lying nobody will bring Tonya’s dreams to an end.

So, you think you know Tonya? Well, you are wrong.  This telling of Tonya’s story is more than just the “incident”.  It’s the story of a little girl who did anything and put up with everything to be loved but got abused.   However this story is interesting because you don’t feel bad for Tonya, you understand her, laugh, and respect her ups and down.  As each person is interviewed, you relive that moment with them.  During a fight, Tonya and Jeff tell their sides of the story in an interview while breaking the 4th wall during the fight.  It’s that compelling storytelling that will keep you interested.  This movie is eye-opening, funny, and raw.  A must see in the theaters.  And the best part, you will gain a new respect for the Triple Axel.

I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars

Tonya is totally American – Diana

After the triple axel, everything changed – Jeff

She’s a soft four – LoVona

Yeah, that was me – Shawn

Here’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for: The Incident – Tonya

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